It's sad but true that siblings often go to war over their parents' estates. How to avoid surprises: parents, remember that equal isn't always fair. It's OK to leave more to one child if your reasons are sound, says Les Kotzer, author of "The Family Fight" ( familyfight.com ).
High-school seniors who received fat envelopes from colleges last week can stop worrying--and their parents can begin. Mom and Dad can expect to spend more than $50,000 a year to keep their kids in classes, books, dorms and pizzas at many private schools, and more than half that at out-of-state publics.
Schoolkids in Oregon are trying something new at lunch: carbonated fruit that the Fizzy Fruit Co. hopes will lead to effervescent profits. Founder Galen Kaufman discovered his product on a mid-1990s sailing trip when he ate a pear that had been stored in dry ice, which is made of carbon dioxide.
Does your broker really have your back? New rules from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that went into effect this month hold financial advisers to a higher standard than stockbrokers, who don't always have to act in your best interest if it conflicts with theirs.
You've cleaned out the fridge; now it's time to get last year's cookies. We're talking, of course, about your computer. Its cookies--tags that Web sites stick in your browser to track where you've been and when you return--may also be --used to punish you for comparison shopping on travel sites.
In the annals of ways to pester New York City pedestrians, first came the men dressed like chickens and wearing sandwich boards. The latest? Walking flat-screen TVs, which are vest-mounted monitors worn by models who hawk everything from Verizon job opportunities to HBO's pay-per-view of a Madison Square Garden boxing match.The promotional company behind the screens is Boston's AdsOnFeet, which was created as a class project by David Everett, a 24-year-old Emerson College dropout. (Everett left...
Shopping for diamonds? Here's how to make sure your bling is the real thing. Start at the Council for Responsible Jewellery Practices ( responsible jewellery.com ), where the big names pledge to eschew child labor, use international quality standards and protect the Earth.